New Trail Spur Complete at Elmwood Park
Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation announces a new trail spur is complete and open near Elmwood Park, located at 1401 North Kiwanis Avenue.
A new trail spur at Elmwood Park creates easy connectivity to the main trail loop for residents of the neighborhood and a park and ride location in the northern area of the city. This trail spur also offers users of the trail system easy access to the many park amenities located inside Elmwood Park. Now trail users can easily hop off the trail and utilize the picnic shelter, play equipment, ball fields, and the restroom within the park.
“The bike trail is one of the city’s most popular recreation amenities for both residents and visitors. This new spur makes access even easier to our amazing trail system,” says Mike Patten, Park Development Specialist.
Confluence Landscape Architecture was the designer on the project. RMS Drainage & Excavation was the contractor. Total project costs for these improvements were approximately $80,000.
Phase 2 of construction continues on the south side of the trail system, which will wrap up later this fall near Tomar Park. This project will create a wider trail section, a smoother surface, improved sightlines, and better drainage. The City of Sioux Falls has invested a total of nearly $580,000 into the trail system in 2017.
Future plans include a major bike trail spur to be constructed next spring between Dunham Park and the Big Sioux River dam crossing. This one-mile spur will provide a direct trail connection to the main trail loop between West 12th Street and West 41st Street that will serve the more than 40,000 residents who live west of I-29 in Sioux Falls.
For more information regarding the bike trail, visit www.siouxfalls.org/bike.